Renovation update: I have purchased two Restoration Hardware pendant lights to hang over the breakfast bar. I have chosen the Classic Clemson Pendant which I think will tie into the theme of the house. I'm quite sure there is no way you can do a reasonable renovation without set backs or something going wrong, my dilemma..... a concrete ceiling. What does that mean? Well it means that all lighting has to be determined when the house is built so that wiring can be installed when the concrete ceiling is poured, therefore adding any lighting in the future requires either chiselling into the concrete and then plastering over the top or creating a false ceiling so that the wiring is hidden.
The decision I have made is to install a small decorative false ceiling to hide the wires and still have my beloved pendant lights!
Not only do these pendant lights look fabulous but they also have purpose for us as there is currently no lighting over the breakfast bar. We often sit and have dinner at the breakfast bar or use it for entertaining so these lights will really add as a nice feature to the room.
Pendant lighting is becoming more and more popular in Australia as we gravitate towards the American New England/Hampton's look where this style of lighting is most common. I have found an Australian website which sells similar lights called Schots lighting (www.schots.com.au) which is located in Melbourne. They have a reasonable selection of pendant lights.
I'm looking forward to having these lights installed and will post a before and after.
Below is the Classic Clemson pendant light from Restoration Hardware (www.restorationhardware.com).
Images of the light in a kitchen:
Other pendant light photos
|Clemson Double pendant - Restoration Hardware|
|Clemson Double Pendant - Restoration Hardware|
Schots Home Emporium - Lighting Selection
|Evans Pendant light|
|Harbor Pendant Light|